The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.
Will the Yanks shake things up? Maybe, but don’t expect a blockbuster. So far, GM Brian Cashman — no stranger to wheeling and dealing — hasn’t been linked to anyone of the big-splash variety.
As they continue to look up at the top spot in the AL East and at both wild cards, the Bombers are in desperate need of everything and have actively been trying to upgrade a roster decimated by injuries.
Maybe the Yankees could add a helpful piece. But the difference makers will be the guys they gave all that money to last winter: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.
It could indicate the Yankees, who have struggled to put runs on the board, may be willing sacrifice a dip in average for power numbers that Ichiro Suzuki can’t provide.
Yankees’ split squads beat Phillies and lost to Twins on Friday.
Jemile Weeks is far from a perfect player, but he’s clearly a talented athlete who’s capable of making an impact at the Major League level.